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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1005
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Hosts “College World Series of Advertising” This Weekend on Campus

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University is joining other American Advertising Federation chapters and hosting the “College World Series of Advertising” district competition this weekend at FGCU. The AAF will choose sixteen teams of student finalists from around the country to compete on June 10-12 in Cleveland, for the chance to create a global advertising campaign for auto giant and next year’s event sponsor, DaimlerChrysler.

     At 6 o’clock tonight, FGCU will host a Welcome Reception for local Ad Federation members, business associates, executives, recruiters and media representatives in the Atrium of Reed Hall.

     On Saturday, April 21, student presentations will be judged in the Whitaker Hall Sprint Room. Area professionals are invited to attend. Judging begins at 9 a.m.

     An awards ceremony will take place on Saturday evening at the student residences’ tiki hut on the beach.

     This is the first year that the district competition is being held on-site and at one of the participating Florida colleges.

     For more information, contact Ludmilla Wells, assistant professor in the College of Business, at (941) 590-7363 or or Chris Kautt, FGCU AAF College Chapter President, at (941) 514-4480 or The cost for the awards ceremony is $15, which will be contributed to an educational fund.

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